The Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory (LLDRL) housed at McGill University’s Faculty of Law in Montreal, Canada, brings together international and interdisciplinary researchers interested in the links between labour law, development and the social contradictions of gender, race and ethnicity.
The Laboratory is financed by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, an independent corporation created by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure, and by the Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law and Development.
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is currently funding a project focused on regulatory innovation on the implementation of decent work for domestic workers. A description of the project is available here.
Humans as a Service: The Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy
May 14, 2019, 15h00-16h30, Stephen Scott Seminar Room: The LLDRL is pleased to invite you to a lecture by Jeremias Prassl, Fellow of Magdalen College, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of Oxford University and author of "Humans as a Service: the Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy."
The lecture will consist of a presentation of Professor Prassl's recent book "Humans as a Service," during which he will offer an engaging account of the opportunities, challenges and large implications of "on-demand work" for employment law. Professor Prassl will also address how we can ensure decent working conditions, protect consumers and foster innovation amidst the rise of the "gig economy." A question period will follow.
October 24, 2016: Professor Carolyn Fick (U. Concordia) was in Professor Blackett's class on Law and Slavery to discuss her book, The Making of Haiti, for an Author Meets Readers session.
September 19, 2016: Professor Afua Cooper (U. Dalhousie) joined Professor Blackett's class on Law and Slavery to discuss her book, The Hanging of Angélique, for an Author Meets Readers session.
Bravo to new Doctor of Civil Law Sabaa Ahmad Khan (centre), who successfully defended her thesis on May 9, 2016. Her thesis, titled "Limits of Formalization and Horizons of Urban Citizenship: Insights on Law and Informality through the Lens of Electronic Waste" was written under the supervision of Professor Adelle Blackett (third from right).
March 17, 2016: Author-meets-readers Critical Race Theory seminar with Prof. Osagie Obasagie.
April 10, 2015: Author-meets-readers Critical Race Theory seminar with Prof. Glenn Coulthard.
10 March 2015: during an Author-meets–Readers session, Prof. Tanya Hernandez interacts with participants in Professor Blackett's Critical Race Theory seminar.
Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory
New Chancellor Day Hall, Room 619
3644 Peel Street
Montréal, Québec, H3A 1W9
E-mail: lldrl.law [at] mcgill.ca (LLDRL)